Computing Importance On Your IT Infrastructure

IT Infrastructure

Cloud computing can simply be described as computing based on the internet. In the past, people depended on physical computer storage or servers to run their programs. However, with the introduction of cloud computing, people as well as business enterprises can now access their programs through the internet. This kind of computing is rapidly growing in popularity and especially with small business enterprises. To understand why so many businesses are making the transition to cloud computing, let’s have a look at some of its benefits.

Cost savings of the cloud

Opting for the cloud helps a business save money in several ways. For instance, it eliminates the necessity to invest in storage hardware and other physical infrastructure like servers. Besides, a business does not need to hire technical personnel to maintain and service the infrastructure. With cloud service, you pay after certain duration of time depending on the plan you opt for. All you do is use the virtual storage space without giving much attention to the actual infrastructure.

Focusing on core business

In the past, business enterprises which needed large storage spaces found it necessary to hire IT professionals who managed and maintained the infrastructure. Cloud computing is however convenient in the sense that you only concentrate on what means most to you. Since your applications will be run over the internet, you do not have to worry about technical problems and other inconveniences associated with physical unified storage solution spaces. Additionally, you do not have to worry about backup which gives you peace of mind and time to run your business effectively.

Performance and support

One of the things which makes cloud computing so popular to business enterprises is the fact that all your software and applications update automatically. With regards to performance, the cloud service allows employees to work from whatever locations as long as they have reliable internet connection. If the business is going to used shared apps, the employees can sync up their documents so that it looks like they were working from a single office room. Although its rare, most companies which offer cloud computing services are willing to attend to any of their clients should they experience technical problems or in the case devastating scenarios such as data loss.

Security and compliance

In the current computing world, everyone agrees that cloud computing enforces the best security policies which makes it hard for unauthorized parties to access or modify your data. Besides, you don’t have to worry should you lose the data on your hard disk. Laptops get lost and hard disks crash every day but with the cloud service, you can always be assured that your data is safe regardless of what happens to your infrastructure.

Resiliency and Redundancy Criterion of Cloud Computing Platform for Small Scale Business

Resilience and redundancy are important for any business and especially if it depends on digital data to run its operations. Cloud computing platforms are more resilient on failure than traditional storage solutions. This means that if part of the cloud platform fails, the rest of the platforms resources pick on until the problem is corrected.

By Deney Dentel,

Deney is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised  IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

One Response to Computing Importance On Your IT Infrastructure

  1. Great concise post, .however how about video-streaming and gaming? Thought they were one of the biggest users of Cloud?

Red Hat Offers Container Native Persistent Storage for Linux Containers

Red Hat Offers Container Native Persistent Storage for Linux Containers

Red Hat Offers Container Storage Latest Red Hat Gluster Storage release enables greater agility and efficiency for OpenShift developers deploying application containers in production SAN FRANCISCO – RED HAT SUMMIT – June 28, 2016 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new storage innovations designed to enable developers to…

Dismissal Of Class Action Lawsuit A Setback For Internet Privacy

Dismissal Of Class Action Lawsuit A Setback For Internet Privacy

A Setback For Internet Privacy On Monday the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appeals court) unanimously dismissed a class action lawsuit by parents of children under the age of 13 who had used Nickelodeon’s websites against Google and Viacom (which owns the Nickelodeon websites). This was a result of litigation beginning in…

Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Under Review Again

Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Under Review Again

Cybersecurity Law BEIJING. The National People’s Congress, the equivalence of the Chinese Parliament, moved forward in drafting a second version of a controversial cybersecurity law first introduced almost a year ago. This means the law is thought to be closer to passing and will bring greater censorship for both foreign and domestic citizens and businesses.…

Personal Account of Google CEO Compromised

Personal Account of Google CEO Compromised

Personal Account Compromised The security of our information online, whether it’s our banking details, emails or personal information, is important. Hackers pose a very real threat to our privacy when there are vulnerabilities in the security of the services we use online. It can be worrying then when the CEO of perhaps the largest holder…

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

Fast Data Analytics In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success doesn’t end…

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

CIOs Must Transform IT The emergence of the Cloud and its three delivery models of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) has dramatically impacted and forever changed the delivery of IT services. Cloud services have pierced the veil of IT by challenging traditional method’s dominance…

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by 10-20%. This infographic provided…

Do Small Businesses Need Cloud Storage Service?

Do Small Businesses Need Cloud Storage Service?

Cloud Storage Services Not using cloud storage for your business yet? Cloud storage provides small businesses like yours with several advantages. Start using one now and look forward to the following benefits: Easy back-up of files According to Practicalecommerce, it provides small businesses with a way to back up their documents and files. No need…

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

Ambitious Startups An oft-quoted statistic, 50% of new businesses fail within five years. And the culling of startups is even more dramatic, with an estimated nine out of ten folding. But to quote Steve Jobs, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” So while…

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…